Ignored Gravity of Secret Credentials
“the organisation needs to stop storing passwords in plain text” was mentioned in this report – “Poor password security at the British branch of Mensa?” https://grahamcluley.com/poor-password-security-mensa/
It’s a conundrum – They must be conscious that they are responsible for protecting the personal information of the high-IQ members, many of whom must have a heavy social status. What sort of reasoning had led those people to store passwords in plain text? Just ignorance or indifference? Or, something else?
Anyway, this report should not be interpreted to imply that the password systems have an inherent drawback. To blame is the people who opted to not hash the passwords before storing.
We could reconfirm here that blaming the password is wrong and that secret credentials are absolutely indispensable for identity assurance that makes the foundation of safe and orderly societal life.
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